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  • Sixth annual Vision of Trees this weekend in Champion

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican Two days of Christmas events usher in December during the Champion Junior Women’s Club Vision of Trees. The Champion Community Center will be bustling with activity both Saturday and Sunday. About 35 decorated trees...
  • Library sponsoring Holiday Writing Contest

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Personnel at the Lied Imperial Public Library are encouraging area residents to submit entries for its Holiday Writing Contest. Library Director Beth Falla and staff are inviting people to share a short story or poem ...
  • Search for the silver lining

    I recently read about a disabled man who always had a positive attitude despite all his pain and health issues. He said when he wakes up in the morning, he reminds himself that he has two choices, to make the best of a situation or to dwell on the negativ...
  • Forward-thinking communities, volunteer spirit mean survival

    By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor In this era of questions surrounding the survival of rural communities, those that are progressive and forward-thinking will likely have the best shot at it. It’s difficult to pull that off, sometimes...
  • Smaller wrestling team this year, but coach likes dedication

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican With just nine wrestlers on the Chase County roster this season, Coach Matt Vlasin isn’t counting on winning a lot of meets. But, he predicts his wrestlers will be bringing home a lot of individual medals. “We wil...
  • Girls’ coaches ready for season opener

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican With a larger roster and six returning letterwinners, the Chase County girls’ basketball team heads into the 2010-11 season with a positive outlook. That’s according to Head Coach Nancy Sorensen, who moved up fr...
  • NU vs. OU—A fitting farewell to the Big 12

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Husker fans will get to relish a fitting end to the Big Texas Conference—oh yeah, the Big 12 Conference—with a final rematch of Big Eight titans, Nebraska and Oklahoma. For years, the Nebraska-Oklahoma game pro...
  • Huskers headed to the final Big 12 title game

    By Eric OlsonAP Sports Writer LINCOLN (AP)—No one from the Big 12 staff was on hand to present Nebraska the North Division trophy it won by beating Colorado 45-17 Friday, and that’s all right with coach Bo Pelini. For him, there’s no satisfaction at...
  • Eight seniors will provide leadership and experience in 2010-11 basketball campaign

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican Boys’ basketball coach Carl Zuege will look to his eight seniors for their experience and team leadership this basketball season. His seniors include returning starters Alex Strand, Tanner Stromberger, Daniel R...
  • Lincoln man jailed in area meth seizure

    A traffic stop for a defective headlight and speeding led to the seizure of five pounds of methamphetamine, a .38 caliber handgun and the arrest of a Lincoln man. Just after 11 p.m., Monday, Nov. 22, a trooper with the Nebraska State Patrol Troop D Headqu...
  • Second graders enjoy early Thanksgiving dinner

    The second grade at Chase County Schools prepared and enjoyed their own Thanksgiving dinner last Wednesday, Nov. 24. The menu featured turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn casserole, tossed salad, homemade bread and butter and a pumpkin dessert. ...
  • November firearm deer harvest sets record

    Nebraska’s November firearm deer harvest set a record this fall, rising 18 percent over last year, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Similar success rates were seen in the number of deer checked at Laker’s in Enders, where almost a ...
  • U.S. citizenship a reality for Wilkinson couple

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican This Thanksgiving will have a slightly different meaning to Donald and Gwen Wilkinson and their family. They became naturalized U.S. citizens this year. As a matter of fact, Gwen took her oath Monday in Omaha. Donal...
  • Imperial brings home six awards in NCIP competition

    Wauneta receives ‘Good Neighbor Award’  for pool efforts this summer By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican In its last four years of involvement, this was Imperial’s best year in the Nebraska Community Improvement Program (NCIP). Six members of ...
  • Council interested in longer warranty on pool’s piping

    Engineer tells council improperly glued joints caused pool leaks By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Attempts will be made to get a longer warranty than just a year on the new piping and pool tank floor replaced at the Imperial pool after it closed thi...
  • Imperial Chamber’s Christmas season kicks off Dec. 1

    By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican The streets of Imperial will be alive with the sounds and senses of Christmas as the Chamber of Commerce presents its 2010 Christmas Festival next Wednesday, Dec. 1 There will be festivities throughout the day and eve...
  • Automated fuel system installed at airport

    By Russ PankoninThe Imperial Republican It’s taken four years to lay the groundwork but those efforts have come to fruition with the installation of a new automated fuel system at the Imperial airport. Testing will begin soon on the new system that w...
  • Open spaces, no traffic attract Fortkamps

    ■ Editor’s note: This is one in a series of feature stories about people who have returned with their families to their hometown of Imperial, after living and working in other communities.By Carolyn LeeThe Imperial Republican After years in Michigan...
  • Imperial recognized for 16th year as a Groundwater Guardian

    Imperial has been named a 2010 Groundwater Guardian Community by The Groundwater Foundation of Lincoln, in recognition of its efforts to protect local groundwater supplies. Imperial is among 132 communities in 34 states and one Canadian province to receiv...
  • Leadership program goal: stronger rural communities

    By Jan SchultzThe Imperial Republican Fourteen area residents gained the skills that will help them become stronger leaders which, in turn, will help towns in this area become stronger rural communities. Completing the Leaders for a New Frontier class Nov...

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